The building at 200 East 21st Street in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood is a testament to modern sustainable living and architectural design. Developed by Alfa Development, it's part of their Green Collection of properties aimed at achieving LEED Gold Certification. This initiative underscores the developer's commitment to environmental sustainability and green living standards.
The architecture, executed by BKSK Architects, showcases a contemporary design that harmonizes with the Gramercy neighborhood's traditional aesthetic. The building features a facade enriched with European windows, merging classic elegance with modern sensibilities. This design choice allows for ample natural light within the residences, fostering a connection between indoor living spaces and the vibrant life outside.
Champalimaud Design is responsible for the interior design, emphasizing meticulous attention to detail and the thoughtful consideration of each design element. The residences boast windowed elevators, textured materials, and a design philosophy that draws inspiration from the surrounding parks and open spaces, creating an immersive sensory experience.
The units feature oversized windows that offer expansive views of Gramercy and beyond, accentuated by oak doors with Valli & Valli nickel hardware and wide plank flooring. Kitchens are designed with oak wood veneer finished in a custom smoked oil stain and equipped with Miele appliances, showcasing a blend of sophistication and functionality. The building's commitment to sustainability is further reflected in its energy-efficient systems, designed with today's energy-conscious society in mind.
Amenities at 200 East 21st Street include a wellness center, a residents' lounge with a fireplace, a library with a built-in mirrored flat screen television, a billiards area, an entertaining kitchen by Poliform, and a sun-filled fitness area with yoga and stretching spaces. These amenities are designed to be sustainable, enhancing residents' quality of life while minimizing environmental impact.
The location of 200 East 21st Street is ideal for those seeking to enjoy the outdoors, situated near three major parks: Union Square, Gramercy Park, and Madison Square Park. The tree-lined streets around the building foster a connection to the neighborhood's historic past while providing a gateway to sustainable urban living.